how to search with ls with showing the full path


i am trying to search using
ls -R -l | grep abc

but the first found file, does not come with the path,
how could a get the results with the full path

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without writing a script you cannot.

But by using a different command you can;

find ./ -name abc -ls


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You can use the "locate" command.  It is part of the findutils GNU package.  Then, instead of doing:

ls -l |grep abc

You can do:

ls -l `locate abc'

This is a separate package and is not normally installed by default.  You can get this package from and go to your architecture and platform on the right.
"find" command is the right tool for the job. you can do:

    find `pwd` -name "abc*"

for file only:
    find `pwd` -type f -name "abc*"

man find
to learn more details
An expansion of an earlier comment is:

to find a file:
find / -name '' -type f  -exec ls -la {} \;

to find a dir:
find / -name 'dirname' -type d  -exec ls -la {} \;

will list the directory as well as the contents.

man find - but it's a long read and takes some practice.  glocate is a good tool as well, found on
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